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Quality of Life

Hiawatha offers an excellent quality of life, which includes
  • a choice of housing ranging from historic homes to custom-built new homes
  • outstanding schools, including a new middle school that opened in August 2000
  • good healthcare provided by highly regarded local doctors, surgeons, and medical professionals in combination with a progressive local hospital

  • an impressive public library
  • numerous churches and local service organizations

Opportunities for leisure activities include:

  • Comfortable overnight accommodations ranging from local motels to cabins in the country
  • Numerous restaurants and fast-food establishments
  • A choice of shopping from quaint downtown shops to national name-brand stores
  • Local chamber of commerce events and promotions, including an annual Maple Leaf/Heritage Day and a Halloween parade
  • An aquatic park with 140-foot water slide
  • A community center facility for meetings and conferences
  • A first-class baseball field, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts and parks
  • The nationally recognized Davis Memorial
  • A downtown historical museum, an agricultural museum, and a genealogical society
  • A movie theater featuring first-run films, a bowling alley and a fitness center
  • Areas for walking, jogging, biking and golfing
  • Close proximity to four casinos, hunting and fishing